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Matthew Abate

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Matthew Abate last won the day on November 27 2017

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    HLS30-171372<br />
    Built 7/73<br />
    Currently disassembled for paint

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  1. Need a rear bearing spacer!!!

    None taken because that’s the plan, and also it was a shop that messed up.
  2. Need a rear bearing spacer!!!

    Yeah, when everything was together it was shy of coming all the way through, so the flange was putting lateral load on the inner bearings when torqued. The shop wanted the spacer shorter to get the bearings closer together. Sent from my iPhone using Classic Zcar Club mobile
  3. Need a rear bearing spacer!!!

    Yet another example of where I only half followed my father’s advice. I went with the lowest imperial measurement but did not check it against the lowest metric measurement. (Edit: no need, they are the same when converted). I think my plan now is the freeze the spindle and warm the outer bearing to 120 degrees, press it on myself with my floor jack hacked together home made hydraulic press, then freeze the inner and do the same. Taking these parts to shops is only giving me grief. Sent from my iPhone using Classic Zcar Club mobile
  4. New Fujitsubo Exhaust System to be Released

    I’d love to see someone compile all of this info into a sticky... hint hint. Also, Sean, you said you had a theory on the benefits of twin pipes a few pages ago. Let’s hear it. Sent from my iPhone using Classic Zcar Club mobile
  5. Need a rear bearing spacer!!!

    Yes, I agree. And yes, zKars saved my arse again. The last question I need to answer out of this mess is did torquing the nut to 181 pounds like the FSM says crush my brand new OEM bearings or was it the idiot who ground my spacer? The shop insists the Chilton manual is correct at 28-32 pounds and pointed to the F-350 spec of 110 pounds as a supporting argument, but they also ground down a NLA part by hand, so... Sent from my iPhone using Classic Zcar Club mobile
  6. Need a rear bearing spacer!!!

    They are type B spacers. You can see the amount of material removed here:
  7. Need a rear bearing spacer!!!

    NLA. They just haven’t updated their site.
  8. Need a rear bearing spacer!!!

    Update: all parts retrieved. I will asses them tonight and post a picture of the damage to the spacer. The hubs say B but I haven’t checked to see if the spacers match. Regardless I have one that is messed up. Sent from my iPhone using Classic Zcar Club mobile
  9. Need a rear bearing spacer!!!

    Not sure which letter yet. I need to retrieve everything in the morning and find out. It’s not the same shop. Right now I have three of the five shops I’ve gone to in my area in my black list. The end basically has been held against a grinder so it has a slice taken out of it that’s about .25-.5 mm deep and maybe 15-20 mm wide. It’s not the entire face that mates to the bearing but it’s not just a nick. From what I can tell Motorsport is selling refurbished originals. They’re charging a core fee. Edit: the reason the guy took a grinder to it is he felt that it was too long and the spindle wasn’t coming all the way through. He thinks the shoulder of the spindle should pass through the bearing so that the copper washer (which is an optional part) sits in the spindle rather than the bearing. I think the entire problem was started by the washer. They’re also telling me the FSM torque spec of 181# is wrong and the Chilton spec of 22# is right.
  10. Need a rear bearing spacer!!!

    Motorsport wants $50 each plus shipping. http://www.thezstore.com/page/TZS/PROD/classic01a/23-5031R Can anyone beat that? Edit: they only have the B version, so I need to find out which one I need from the shop. Actually, I need to get all my parts back and go somewhere else.
  11. 1973 Rebuild

    So the local shop that pressed my rear hubs together messed something up and I had to take them back. Not only do I have to replace the bearings, they tried to grind the spacer to make it shorter. Anyone have one I can buy? Sent from my iPhone using Classic Zcar Club mobile
  12. Need a rear bearing spacer!!!

    They are NLA. If no one here has them I’m out of luck. Sent from my iPhone using Classic Zcar Club mobile
  13. Need a rear bearing spacer!!!

    I had a local shop press my rear hubs together and had to take them back because the bearings weren’t seated correctly. The idiot working on it tried to grind down the end of the spacer to make it shorter, so now the end has a gouge out of it. Do I need to worry about this? If so, how can I find a new one? Does anyone have one to spare? Thanks in advance.
  14. Rear Hub bearing uneven resistance

    I just torqued my rear hubs down after replacing all of the bearings and seals and have different results from one side to the next. I had the bearings removed by a local shop, cleaned and repainted everything, bought brand new bearings and seals, and had the same shop press everything back together. The parts sat on my bench for a month and then yesterday I torqued the spindle bits down to 190#s. Both are more difficult to turn by hand than I expected, but the left one gives uneven resistance, which tells me something is wrong. I don’t think it’s the bearings because it seams to be in the same spot in the rotation every time and that shouldn’t happen if I had a flat spot. It would travel around the axis, right? I’m going to see if I can spot a runout problem, but baring a bent spindle can anyone think of what could be happening here?
  15. 1973 Rebuild

    Unfortunately, I never ran it. The wiring was in but no connectors were attached. I started stripping the car immediately. Sent from my iPhone using Classic Zcar Club mobile